Graduate Finance Certificate Program


The SMU Cox Graduate Finance Certificate Program (GFCP) is designed for people who want to increase their financial competency skills. This non-credit program presents a unique blend of contemporary financial paradigms and perspectives. 

Letter from the Director

The economic landscape shifts and changes every day. Consequently, financial acumen plays an increasingly important role in the competitive marketplace. How will you enhance your knowledge and financial expertise so you can advance your career?

At SMU Cox, you can sharpen your skills by learning from real-world finance experts who are eager to share their knowledge and experience. Our Graduate Finance Certificate Program (GFCP) is specifically designed for corporate professionals with demanding schedules who wish to learn about financial markets, statement analysis, international corporate finance, insurance and risk management, investment anomalies and corporate growth, as well as fundamental financial concepts and techniques.

Taught by SMU Cox MBA professors, the GFCP enables you to attain these skills by attending class just one night a week for 18 weeks. And, like a graduate degree, the skills you gain and business relationships you make during the course will last a lifetime.

Here at SMU Cox, we’ve helped thousands of working professionals advance their careers and achieve their goals. We look forward to helping you do the same.

Don Shelly, MBA
Director, Graduate Certificate Finance Program Professor of Practice, Finance Department


  • Module One:  "Fundamentals of Finance & Accounting"  September 11, 2018 - October 23, 2018
  • Module Two:  "Financing the Business"  November 6, 2018 - January 8, 2019
  • Module Three:  "Investing in the Future"  January 22, 2019 - February 26, 2019
  • Graduation Ceremony and Dinner:  March 19, 2019

Classes are held one evening a week, Tuesday, from 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm on the SMU campus in Dallas
Early Registration and Tuition Payment $300 Discount Deadline:  August 12, 2018
Registration and Full Tuition Payment Deadline:  August 31, 2018